noun, plural de·i·ties.

  1. a god or goddess.
  2. divine character or nature, especially that of the Supreme Being; divinity.
  3. the estate or rank of a god: The king attained deity after his death.
  4. a person or thing revered as a god or goddess: a society in which money is the only deity.
  5. the Deity, God; Supreme Being.

noun plural -ties

  1. a god or goddess
  2. the state of being divine; godhead
  3. the rank, status, or position of a god
  4. the nature or character of God


  1. the Deity the Supreme Being; God

c.1300, “divine nature;” late 14c., “a god,” from Old French deité, from Late Latin deitatem (nominative deitas) “divine nature,” coined by Augustine from Latin deus “god,” from PIE *deiwos (see Zeus).

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